New Enclosure for Orphaned Bear Cub

Earlier this week, we at the Orphaned Wildlife Center took in a baby bear cub who had been hit by a car. His mama was killed at the scene, and the baby was found unconscious, but still alive.

He was rushed to the vet where he was found to have head trauma, brain swelling, a severe concussion, and an injured leg. Vets did what they could for him and turned him over to us.

After two days, he was still unresponsive, and unconscious, and we were worried we might have to let him go…but suddenly he started to lick and suckle at a little syringe of formula! He was a fighter!!

Gradually, Little Bear started to improve….opening his eyes a little bit, even moving some of his limbs. After three days he could eat little bits of peach and fruit, and started trying to stand. He falls over, and his one foot turns under, but he continues to try.

Very slowly he gets a little better every day. He needs 24-hour monitoring and we work with his limbs, and do physical therapy every day to keep them strong. His one eye which was just a pinprick, now looks almost normal and he has started to be awake a little more each day.

We have very high hopes for this little boy and we need to immediately build a different enclosure for him to live in. He is too injured to go into our large bear cub enclosure and our small animal enclosures are not appropriate for him.

We are desperately trying to raise $15,000 to build a better enclosure, with some tree limbs, and a small pool and a den for him to recover in. An animal’s emotional well-being is as important as his physical well-being. At the Orphaned Wildlife Center, we do not just tend to their wounds, but their environment must also be inviting, and a place for them to be happy while they live here.

Please help use create that environment for this little fighter. He has a long fight ahead of him. We are determined to make it as easy as it can be, and as happy as it can be for him.

Thank you for your support!  - The Orphaned Wildlife Team 


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Kerry Clair 
Mount Hope, NY
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